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Will your child benefit from the Cochlear Nucleus Implant System?

If your child was born with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss:

  1. Does your child fail to respond to your voice or loud sounds even when wearing a hearing aid?
  2. Does your child avoid or have trouble socializing or playing with other children?
  3. Is your child falling behind with key speech and language developmental milestones?

If your child was born with normal hearing and has progressively lost hearing:

  1. Has your child experienced hearing loss after learning to speak?
  2. Is your child falling behind with speech and communication skills?
  3. Does your child depend heavily on lip-reading?
  4. Is your child exhausted at the end of the day from concentrating so hard to understand speech at school?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and your child is at least 12 months old, your child may meet the qualifications for a cochlear implant. Schedule an appointment with a Hearing Implant Specialist Opens in new window.

An in-depth look at the Nucleus Implant System.

The Nucleus Implant

Advanced Implant design for improved hearing performance.

The Nucleus Implant is placed just under the skin along with the electrode array, which consists of 22 active electrodes that follow the natural curve of your child's cochlea and stimulate the hearing nerve.

Every child’s cochlea is unique, so we provide a choice of implants and electrodes allowing the surgeon to choose the best one for your child’s specific needs. We offer:

  • Cochlear Nucleus® Profile Implant - the world's thinnest implant1-3 which means your child may spend less time in surgery and receive a better cosmetic outcome.
  • Implants with the most active electrodes in the industry - 22* - for access to the full spectrum of sound
  • Electrodes that are inserted closest to the hearing nerve for optimal performance
  • Thin electrodes designed to protect your child's cochlea

*Based on manufactures specification collateral.

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Industry's best implant reliability.

When considering a cochlear implant for your child, you want to know all the facts. You want to feel confident that you are choosing the most reliable cochlear implant available.

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Hearing Their Best - The Way They Want

We offer sound processor options to fit your child's lifestyle.

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Nucleus® Kanso™ Sound Processor



The Cochlear™ Nucleus® Kanso™ Sound Processor

Kanso™ is a new way of hearing with a Cochlear Implant.. It’s an off-the-ear hearing solution designed to be so DISCREET and comfortable you may even forget you’re wearing it.

The Kanso Sound Processor can give you an increased level of confidence to help you live your LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

Although the Kanso Sound Processor is designed to be discreet, it is also designed to provide you with OPTIMAL HEARING PERFORMANCE when high-powered hearing aids are no longer enough to help you understand and engage in conversations.

The Kanso Sound Processor includes our most advanced technologies, including dual microphones and SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN and True Wireless connectivity to help you hear your best to help you hear your best, especially in noisy environments.

*SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings. SCAN is FDA approved for use with any recipient age 6 years old and older, to be used at the discretion of the recipient/parent/caregiver.

A range of color options to match your hair

Choose the color of your Kanso Sound Processor for the perfect blend.


Learn More About The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor



The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the first cochlear implant sound processor that you can control with a compatible smartphone. Sound, music, videos and more can be streamed directly into your child's sound processor using exclusive Made for iPhone connectivity, which is an industry first.8

If your child has an Android™ device, they can stream phone calls, music and more directly to the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor by using the True Wireless™ Phone Clip.

You can also control and tailor your child's hearing experience conveniently from a compatible Apple or Android™ device using the Nucleus Smart App.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor also features our innovative hearing technologies to help provide your child's best hearing, including SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN, dual microphones and our True Wireless™ capabilities.

A range of color options to match your hair

Choose the color of your Kanso Sound Processor for the perfect blend.


Our advanced technology makes hearing easier — especially in noise

Additional unique features of the
Nucleus Implant System

A seamless connection to life - all from a smartphone.

Thanks to Made for iPhone compatibility of the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, your child can connect to the people and entertainment they love as they stream phone calls, videos and music directly to their sound processor.

If your child has an Android™ device, they can stream phone calls, music and more directly to the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor by using the True Wireless™ Phone Clip.

The Nucleus Smart App
First for iPhone®. First for Android™.

Take control of your child's hearing from the palm of your hand with the Nucleus Smart App. The Smart App allows you to:

  • Adjust settings and change programs
  • Access your child's personalized sound processor use information with the Hearing Tracker
  • Monitor battery life
  • Locate a missing sound processor

Closer Sound With True Wireless Technology

Our Nucleus® Sound Processors feature our True Wireless technology. Sound and speech can be streamed directly to your child's sound processor without anything around the neck.

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Swim, Soak and Splash with the Nucleus Sound Processors and the Aqua+ Accessories.

The Nucleus 7* and Kanso** Sound Processors are water resistant and can both be waterproof when used with the Nucleus Aqua+ accessories.

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*The Nucleus Aqua+ accessory is IP68 rated and is approved for use with rechargeable batteries and is not approved for use with the acoustic component. The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is water- resistant without the Nucleus Aqua+ accessory to level of IP57 of the International Standard IEC60529 when used with rechargeable batteries.
**The Kanso Sound Processor is water resistant to level IP54 of the International Standard IEC60529. The Kanso Sound Processor with the Aqua+ is water resistant to level IP68 of the International Standard when used with LR44 alkaline or nickel metal hydride disposable batteries.

Battery Options

A choice of battery options to help ensure your child never goes without hearing

Battery Options

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Retention Wearing Options

Retention options help secure the sound processor on your child’s ear.

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Sound Processor Colors

Choice of sound processor colors to fit your child's hair and preference.

Sound Processor Colors

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Remote Control Options

Control your child’s sound processor with our wireless remotes.

Remote Control Options

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5 Year Warranty

You'll have added peace of mind with our comprehensive warranty.

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Cochlear Implants and MRIs

Our Cochlear Implants are designed with MRI safety in mind.

Cochlear Implants and MRI

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Interested in learning about how Cochlear Implants could help your child? Please complete the short form below to receive a free Resource Guide.

  1. Litovsky RY, Johnstone PM, Godar SP. Benefits of bilateral cochlear implants and/or hearing aids in children. Int J Audiol. 2006; 45(Suppl): S78-91.
  2. Cochlear Nucleus® Profile – CI512 Implant Spec Sheet, [PDF-Internet] [cited 2015 Jan 10].
  3. Technical Specifications.HiResolution Bionic Ear System by Advanced Bionics, [PDF-Internet] [cited 2015 Jan 5]. Available from:
  4. Cochlear Nucleus Implant Reliability Report. Volume 16 | December 2017. D1175804. Cochlear Ltd; 2018.
  5. Hearing Implant Reliability Reporting | MED-EL [Internet]. 2018 [cited 6 March 2018]. Available from:
  6. 2017 Global Implant Reliability Report. 027-N025-02. Advanced Bionics AG and affiliates.; 2017.
  7. Comparing latest generation implant reliability among manufacturers for children. Cochlear™ Nucleus Profile that has a Cumulative Survival Percentage (CSP) of 99.66% over 4 years for children compared to HiRes 90k Advantage (by Advanced Bionics) that has a CSP of 99.02% over 4 years. MED-EL SYNCHRONY do not report implant reliability in children. See reliability reports above. Data may be subject to updates by each manufacturer.
  8. Apple Inc. Use Made for iPhone hearing aids [Internet] Apple Support. 2017 [cited 24 February 2017]. Available from

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